Tuesday, November 14, 2017

This Blink of 'Ink' (because we are all poets of a sort)

Oft the heart balks, the head smooth-talks
And tries to set at ease
The little nudge when we won’t budge
Second miles to appease

The poetry that people see
Shouts loud; it crowds the street
Its magnum opus simple as
A gift of bread and meat

The rift between Is and Has Been
Is subtle, like a blink
The page that wears what thought unbares
Holds far, far more than ink

Hollow, the poems in sundry tomes
 Of volumes cover-bound
Until the Word that leaves souls stirred
Hope's rightful place has found

...for human race will soon embrace
The cold, hard facts of sod
Futile the guile of painted smile
Before the face of God

How awe-full then, when sons of men
Witness His Majesty
And see the scars that broke the bars
That sets sin’s convicts free

Oft the heart balks, the head smooth-talks
The feet from second miles
Until we think upon the ink
That outlives short-lived whiles

© Janet Martin

 This is the plan determined for the whole world;
    this is the hand stretched out over all nations. 
 For the Lord Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him?
    His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?
Isa.14: 26-27

 All you people of the world,
    you who live on the earth,
when a banner is raised on the mountains,
    you will see it,
and when a trumpet sounds,
    you will hear it.


By the word of the Lord, we declare to you that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise. After that, we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. 
And so we will always be with the Lord.
1 Thess. 4: 15-17 

Have you claimed hope's promise of Forever with the Lord?!
If your answer is yes, praise the Lord!
If it is no, what are you waiting for?
Tomorrow might be too late to prepare for forever and ever, Amen.

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, 
the fruit you reap leads to holiness, and the outcome is eternal life. 


"Ask and it will be given to you; 
seek and you will find; 
knock and the door will be opened to you.

(ever notice how the first letters in the above sentences spell 'ask'?) 

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